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Finding the Way

How do new patients find their way to the Myeloma Institute? Often through a family physician or local oncologist or through a lot of online research. Sometimes the path is a bit circuitous. That was the case for Linda King from Lee’s Summit, Missouri. In 2006 Linda received the devastating news of her diagnosis, thanks [...]

July 27th, 2017|Myeloma Magazine, Spring 2017|

No Chain No Gain

Hello there.  My adventures in training continue as we prepare for the September Big Dam Bridge 100.  This week’s episode is a bit short, as I had a minor setback.  But I must start off by saying that incidents on the open road are sadly unavoidable.  If you spend any time on two wheels you [...]

July 24th, 2017|Big Dam Bridge 100, News|

Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Announces $4 Million Investment from the Perelman Family Foundation to Launch MMRF Prevention Project

July 12th, 2017|News|

Climb and Punishment–Uphill, Roadkill, and More.

The elevation is one of the harder aspects of taking on a long bike ride. Although you may think the state of Arkansas is flat because of the Mississippi Delta region that makes up the southeast portion of it, I’m here to tell you that is certainly not the case.   The Big Dam Bridge 100 [...]

July 10th, 2017|Big Dam Bridge 100, News|

Fuel my Ride–Ice Cream Please!

Cycling is awesome and truly invigorating.  It’s a quick way to get about, take in the fresh air, and appreciate the environment surrounding you. But riding around enjoying the scenery does little to prepare you for the demands of an intense race.  At some level, I thought this “old man strength” phenomenon might kick it [...]

July 5th, 2017|Big Dam Bridge 100, News|

Multiple myeloma treatment advances: What health execs should know

Multiple myeloma is a rare cancer, representing about 1.8% of all cancers combined, according to the National Cancer Institute. About 30,000 new cases are expected in the U.S. in 2017. It is more common in men than women, among individuals of African-American descent, and those aged 65 years and older. The SEER Cancer Statistics Review, [...]

June 26th, 2017|News|

My First Big Dam Post

So, first I would like to say that bicycling is a great joy in my life, but I find that I really cannot tell you that.  I am aging, and it is killing my body.  Nonetheless, let’s get this blog thing going. Besides being a middle-aged Welsh myeloma doctor from London, now living for almost [...]

June 16th, 2017|Big Dam Bridge 100, News|

Honors for Man & Woman for fighting blood cancer

Nadine Baxter, president of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society board, lost her mother to acute myeloblastic leukemia within three days of her diagnosis in 2013. Baxter is gearing up for the society’s Man & Woman of the Year Grand Finale Celebration, to be held Friday. Nadine Baxter has spent the last 17 of [...]

April 18th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|

The Myeloma Genome Project with Dr. Gareth Morgan, UAMS Myeloma Institute

Clues to be found in more personalized treatment for multiple myeloma can be found in the genetics of myeloma in each individual patient. Dr. Gareth Morgan and the UAMS Myeloma Institute in collaboration with the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and other institutions are working to collect genomic data from myeloma patients with the goal of [...]

April 5th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|

Nonsecretory Multiple Myeloma: New Options in Assessment and Treatment

Hallmark of most multiple myeloma cases is the persistent production of some form of immunoglobulins, a phenomenon that brings the disease to attention. However, there is a subset of multiple myeloma patients who do not secrete immunoglobulin or its component parts into either the blood or urine, hence called non-secretory myeloma. Some non-secretory myeloma patients [...]

March 30th, 2017|News, Uncategorized|